Soldier whirligig

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Date:1900 - 1925 (c.)

Description:This whirligig, a guardsman in uniform, is made of polychrome pine and metal. The soldier wears a traditional uniform of black trousers and a red jacket with a high collar, white belt and buttons down the front and a large bearskin hat. Whirligigs are hand-carved and painted articulated weathervanes, generally home-made, and very vulnerable to the elements. This one is British and comes from the early 20th century. Height 620mm, Width 218mm


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Source: Compton Verney House Trust

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